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By Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Mind games, isolation, lies -- not for kids.

TV Fox Reality TV 2006
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Like many other reality shows, Unan1mous is about strategy. Participants say that they'll vote for a certain deserving person -- such as the 42-year-old truck driver who has worked hard since the age of 20 to provide a decent life for his wife and kids -- but then someone will secretly change his or her vote, and hopes are dashed before our eyes. Other contestants lie about their personal circumstances in an attempt to influence the vote (for example, one participant tells the others that he has cancer). Most of the participants just want out of the bunker -- but if anyone leaves, the money will automatically be cut in half, thus changing the outcome for the others.

Contestants need communication, perception, and flexibility to get along with their fellow bunkermates. These are important qualities for tweens (and teens) to learn about, but watching participants cry into the camera saying that they miss their families is too sad for younger viewers to bear.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: March 22, 2006
  • Cast: J.D. Roth
  • Network: Fox
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: March 1, 2022

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